- 2 Seasons
Boss is a political drama television series that aired on Starz from 2011 to 2012. The show stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the Mayor of Chicago, who is diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder but decides to hide the illness from the public and his colleagues. The show is set in Chicago and explores the politics and corruption that often plague big cities. Tom Kane is a ruthless and cunning politician who will stop at nothing to maintain his power and reputation. He puts up a facade of being a beloved and respected leader but behind the scenes, he is manipulative and cunning, willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. Connie Nielsen plays Meredith Kane, Tom's estranged wife who is a successful businesswoman and political activist. Despite their strained relationship, Meredith remains one of Tom's most trusted advisers and helps him navigate the complex world of politics. Hannah Ware plays Emma Kane, Tom and Meredith's daughter who is a talented and ambitious young woman working at a high-powered political consulting firm. She is often caught between her loyalty to her father and her desire to make a name for herself in politics. Jeff Hephner plays Ben Zajac, a young and ambitious politician who is a rising star in the Chicago political scene. Tom takes him under his wing and helps him with his campaign for governor, but Ben soon realizes that Tom's guidance comes with a price. Kathleen Robertson plays Kitty O'Neill, Tom's personal assistant who is fiercely loyal to him and willing to do whatever it takes to protect him. Despite her seeming loyalty, Kitty has secrets of her own that threaten Tom's plans. Troy Garity plays Sam Miller, a respected journalist who becomes embroiled in the world of Chicago politics as he tries to uncover the truth about Tom Kane and his administration. Jonathan Groff plays Ian Todd, a young and idealistic political operative who is brought in to work on Tom's campaign for governor. He soon discovers that the world of politics is not as black and white as he thought it would be. Rotimi plays Darius Morrison, a young man from one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods who is caught up in Tom Kane's political schemes. T.I. plays Trey Rogers, a former gang member who becomes a political operator under Tom's guidance. Sanaa Lathan plays Mona Fredericks, a savvy political strategist who works with Ben Zajac on his campaign but soon becomes disillusioned with the political process. Overall, Boss is a gripping and intense political drama that explores the corrupt and cut-throat world of Chicago politics. The show is anchored by Kelsey Grammer's powerful performance as Tom Kane and features a talented ensemble cast that brings the intricacies and complexities of the characters and their relationships to life.